30 years after Americans with Disability Act, college students with disabilities say law is not enough | NBC News
“It’s about going beyond compliance in terms of what the ADA really means and what it means in terms of disability and inclusivity,” one expert said.
Social Determinants As Public Goods: A New Approach To Financing Key Investments In Healthy Communities | Health Affairs
Good research evidence exists to suggest that social determinants of health, including access to housing, nutrition, and transportation, can influence health outcomes and health care use for vulnerable populations. Yet adequate, sustainable financing for interventions that improve social determinants of health has eluded most if not all US communities. This article argues that underinvestment in social determinants of health stems from the fact that such investments are in effect public goods, and thus benefits cannot be efficiently limited to those who pay for them—which makes it more difficult to capture return on investment. Drawing on lesser-known economic models and available data, we show how a properly governed, collaborative approach to financing could enable self-interested health stakeholders to earn a financial return on and sustain their social determinants investments.
Minnesota advocates seek to abolish subminimum wages for people with disabilities | Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota would become the fourth state in the nation to prohibit employers from paying people with disabilities less than the state’s minimum wage, under a proposed measure that would phase out the decades-old practice by 2024.
It would seem retirement homes might not be such dull places after all. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, cases of several common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have reached historic highs among elderly populations in the U.S. including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
Scammers are good at following news, looking for ways to take advantage of emotional reactions, like fear. Most people do have some fear about the new coronavirus, which has taken the lives of over 2000 Chinese as far as we know. There remains an ongoing threat, though it affects a relatively small number of Americans. At AgingParents.com, where we consult with families of aging loved ones, we admit to being unable to keep up with every evolving vicious idea thieves create to rip off our elders.
Liam Doyle joins Taylor Trache on the parade route to chat about the various options available for those with disabilities.
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, died Monday morning at the age of 101, according to NASA. The pivotal roles of Johnson and other African American women at NASA were highlighted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.” Johnson was played by Taraji P. Henson.
Researchers at the University of Virginia hope to use text messages to help clinicians detect an increased risk of suicide attempts in real-time. With software that gauges a person’s mood according to the frequency of positive or negative words sent in a text — like happy, joyful, hate or mad — lead author Jeff Glenn and others aim to use digital data to move suicide prevention beyond relying on patients to self-report suicidal thoughts that can sometimes be fleeting or concealed.
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